Amani A. Alrasheedi
King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
Amani Aliwi Alrasheedi has completed her PhD at the age of 33 years from Girl's College for Home Economics and Art Education- King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah- Saudi Arabia and postdoctoral studies from Leeds University School of Food Science and Nutrition. She is the vice dean of high graduate studies in King Abdulaziz university. She has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals and a suppervisor for four master students.
Energy drinks consumers have increased worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of energy drink consumption among male and female intermediate, high school and university students in Jeddah city and to evaluate the reasons for drinking and knowledge level of students regarding energy drinks. Methods: A self-administrated questionnaire was used to collect data from 4355 students enrolled in the study. Results: (50%) of the students consumed energy drinks at for least one can per week and (37.9%) of the sample drank from 2-4 cans per week. Code Red is the most popular brand consumed (31.6%). Further, (39.0%) of the sample consumed energy drinks in the afternoon and (41.1%) drank it for its tasty flavor. Regarding the knowledge level of the students about the drinks, (37.0%) were fair and (28.4%) were good. Conclusion: Knowledge level of students regarding energy drinks is acceptable but their practices need to improve.
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